Caribbean Region

Last October, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) met with Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs of India. UN Photo/Mark GartenThe visit of India's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, to the Dominican Republic this week could be a significant moment in the widening of a huge market for the Caribbean nation and for the region, asserted the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).
From left: Governor Duncan Taylor, Pastor Miles McPherson, Darren White of Elite Marble and Granite, Designer Luelan Bodden, and Premier McKeeva Bush with the Do Something World sculpture.The premier of the Cayman Islands, the Honourable McKeeva Bush says the local government "just cannot pay" for the kind of goodwill shared by the California-based Miles Ahead and local organizations resulting from a major humanitarian visit to Grand Cayman.
Lelei LeLauluThe Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) saluted one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world for redoubling its commitment to Haiti after this month's deadly earthquake.Responding to an announcement by Choice Hotels International that it will not be pulling out of Haiti, CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu hailed the news as "a strong, positive and optimistic message to send to the international travel and tourism market and the investment community. It is also a booming vote of confidence in the resilience and resourcefulness of the Haitian people."
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a series of meetings between Haiti's Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and Jean Dussourd, Prefet Referent on Haiti to the French Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Dussourd will be organizing visits to France by Haitian delegations as a way to increase collaboration and information exchange. "The proposal to bring Haitian delegates to France for learning and best practice sharing accelerates our strategic goals for evaluating what is working in other countries," said Minister Mayard-Paul. "In this way, we can develop Haitian-branded programs based on the lessons from our counterparts as we work towards decentralization and job creation."
Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson will be part of a delegation from Miami that will head to Port au Prince Haiti this Friday to break ground for what may be the first building erected in Port au Prince since the January earthquake that devastated Haiti according to Mayor Jean Yves Jason, Mayor of Port au Prince.